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WHY DOES AARP INSIST ON BLOCKING THE "SKIP AD" BUTTON ON THE SITE AND APP???? VERY DECEPTIVE :-(

Every single time an awards video opens, it opens with an ad, and the bottom right after 5-10 seconds the "SKIP AD" button will pop up, but 100% of the time it is blocked off.   

 

Just very deceptive to people and probably the more computer illiterate.  Maybe not a big deal to some but I think it's just sucks we cant just hit play and not have to go thru this nonsense to get rid of a repetitive ad

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Hello everyone 🤗. Yes I too have had this problem.  As we all know, AARP must make as much money as they can. I once had a 3 minute ad pop up but I was able to skip it. Most of the ads won't allow you to skip until at least half the ad has played so AARP can get paid. As @nctarhee mentioned you go to your app store and download AdBlock Plus. ( It's a browser like Chrome and Edge) I downloaded the app AdBlock Browser from Google Play Store ( if you have a iphone, just got your Apple Store) and so far it's not showing any ads. I've looked at 6 videos and no ads. Give it a try. I'm just saying 

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@KevinHoffmanEst,

 

Why don't you add AdBlockerPlus to your browser that you use for AARP?

 

It is free.

 

Easy to install.

 

And it gets rid of the ads on AARP'S web site.

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